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to mark o'mara, she is going to be the defense's last witness. mark o'mara was saying right before he called ms. dilligard to the stand that this would be the last witness. they will, of course, have that hearing that you alluded to right after she testifies, and then they also have to spend some time talking about two other witnesses. but there seems to be at this point, at least, a pretty good chance the defense will wrap its case tomorrow, and of course both sides would then begin making its closing arguments shortly thereafter. the hearing you just alluded to, the hearing on this particular animation, that consumed the better part of the morning, a hearing that was supposed to take about 30 minutes. >> craig, i've got to interrupt you briefly and politely, because ms. dilligard is about to give evidence once again, so we're going back to the courtroom. but do stay with us, craig. >> no, then he asked me my name and i gave it to him and i gave him my phone number. >> okay. and then -- now we move back to the time you were in the area of the event. went back looking for mrs. zimmerm
to continue to call witnesses today. at some points, we know, based upon conversations with mark o'mara, based on a conversation with him over the weekend, that they are going to call tracy martin as well, trayvon martin's father. >> they're going to be playing more of the audiotape of george zimmerman's call into the nonemergency police line. again, leeanne benjamin, swroge zimmerman's friend is on the stand. >> sanford police department. >> we have a real suspicious guy, the best address i can give you is 111 -- this guy looks like he's up to no good, or he's on drugs or something. it's raining and he's just walking around looking about. >> is he white, black or his sp span nick. >> he looks black. he's just staring. >> he's just walking around the area? >> he's looking at all the houses. now he's just staring at me. >> the -- that's the clubhouse. >> are you near the clubhouse right now? >> yes, now he's coming towards me. >> okay. >> and he's a black male? how old would you say he was? >> he's got a button on his shirt. >> there's something wrong with him. he's coming to check me out. he's
is being brought into the jury right now. they are moving at a pretty good clip with the evidence. mark o'mara over the weekend says he plans at some point -- we don't know whether today or tomorrow, perhaps even the day after -- but at some point the defense is going to call tracy martin, trayvon martin's father. the state did not call tracy martin. they called sybrina fulton, trayvon martin's mother. we expect that when the defense calls trayvon martin's father they are going to continue to do what we've seen them do all day today, which is play that tape again because, if you recall, tracy martin initially said that it wasn't his son's voice being heard in the background of that 911 tape that we've heard over and over. months later he would then say, yes, it does sound like my son. but initially he said it was not trayvon martin's voice. right now doris singleton is the witness who is being called to the stand. again, the sixth witness of the day, andrea. we should also note here that at some point there is going to have to be a decision made by judge nelson over a motion that was made rece
responded, no. here's the exchange when defense attorney mark o'mara asked tracy martin about that. >> do you recall officer serino asking you whether or not you could identify your son's voice? >> not those exact words, but something to that nature, yes. >> okay. do you recall the words, as best you can recall, that he used? >> as best as i recall, after he played the tape, he basically just said, do you recognize the voice? >> and what was your response? >> my response was, simply, i didn't tell him that i didn't know -- i didn't tell him, no, that wasn't trayvon. i kind of -- i think the chairs had wheels on them and i kind of pushed away from the -- away from the table and just kind of shook my head and said, i can't tell. >> so your words were, "i can't tell"? >> something to that effect. but i never said, no, that wasn't my son's voice. >> i thought the attempt, lisa, at rehabilitation by the prosecution was pretty effective when essentially they brought out of the man that he didn't want to accept given the rawness of the emotions in the immediate aftermath, didn't want to accept a
. di maio, the star witness today as you indicated, also as you indicated mark o'mara saying, giving every impression, the last witness that we saw, the neighbor, one of george zimmerman's neighbors, eloise della guard would be the last witness for the defense. right now inside the courtroom they're wrapping up a hearing, a hearing that started this morning. this is a hearing about whether this specific animation is going to do be admitted. the defense spent two hours this morning arguing for this animation to be admitted into evidence. and this is an animation that essentially depicts how the altercation started, how the fight went down, and it is based largely on witness accounts, defense witness accounts, it's based on police reports as well. an earlier version of this animation actually showed trayvon martin on top, punching george zimmerman. the state argued successfully to have that portion of it tossed out. the animation at this particular point is essentially a series of still photos. nonetheless, the state says that the entire animation should not be allowed. but, again, goi
to a close, john, there was also a discussion about lineups. and the defense, mark o'mara, was making the point that individually, you would normally show people six different examples, not just one. and there was some -- what was the point of that? why do you think the defense were trying to push that? >> you know, i'm still trying to -- i'm still trying to figure out the whole kabuki theater here that was happening. but the one thing that we have to keep in mind, the police bought george zimmerman's version of events from moment one. that's why he was -- hadn't been arrested for 44 days. that's why -- i mean, that's why we're having this discussion. and that's why, i think, bill lee was put on the stand. to sort of talk about that. i think the threads that we saw through that testimony will be woven together in closing arguments. >> you and i watched trayvon martin's father, and it was difficult to watch. >> yeah. >> as he described. how powerful was that testimony? >> i think it was very powerful. and i think it was a mistake for the defense to do that. i think -- i believe it was
is possible. by the way, i haven't heard the prosecution argue this yet, and today in court mark o'mara demonstrated generally a gun being holstered inside the waist band, and here is how he demonstrated. he demonstrated that the gun would be holstered in the front and i didn't hear a prosecution objection to that. you now if i had been prosecuting the case i might have objected, that's inconsistent with the evidence because george zimmerman had the gun holstered behind him on that video. so maybe this will all be pulled together in closing argument by the prosecution. but it is an interesting point, i think, about the evidence and the way that it is coming out in the courtroom. >> msnbc legal analyst lisa bloom, thanks for your time and thoughts. the court is now in recess until 1:30. when we come back after the break, there are new indications that pilot error may have contributed to saturday's deadly asiana airline crash in san francisco. we'll get the latest on the investigation and victims on flight 214 next on "now." "and one of the most efficient trucking networks," "with safe, e
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